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Mob mayhem
Sonia consoles Dalit families
Akhlimpur (Haryana), Oct 20
Congress President Sonia Gandhi today visited the bereaved families of the five Dalits who were reportedly lynched by a mob in Jhajjar on the suspicion that they were cow slaughterers. Four out of the five persons killed in the incident, allegedly in the presence of the state police force, were the natives of Gurgaon district.

  • VHP not averse to a probe

PGIMS: Expensive gadgets lying unused
Rohtak, October 20
The Health Minister of Haryana, Dr M. L. Ranga, visited Pt. B. D. Sharma Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences here on Friday to observe the functioning of the only government-owned medical college in the state.

He keeps the heart beating even when surgery is on
Dr Harinder Singh Bedi
Noida, October 20
Dr Harinder Singh Bedi, Chief Cardiologist of Metro Heart Institute, Noida, performed an open-heart surgery last week on Arti Rai — a young lady from Jhansi who had a serious heart problem since childhood — by using a novel technique for the first time in India. This technique did not necessitate stopping the heart while the surgery was in progress.



Mobile war set to hot up
Panipat, October 20
The mobile phone war in Haryana is all set to enter the decisive phase with the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, launching the BSNL’s nationwide cellular service, Cellone on Saturday.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit flagging off the Family Car Rally 2002 in the Capital
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit flagging off the Family Car Rally 2002 in the Capital on Sunday. 
 — Photo Anil Sharma

Mentally ill convict’s plight fails to move cops
Ghaziabad, October 20
Seraj, a mentally unbalanced prisoner, has been pleading before jail authorities for the last few months that he should be allowed to undergo a throat surgery in Lucknow Medical College. Bu the powers that be are unmoved.

Panel to probe youth’s mystery death
Faridabad, October 20
Several hundred people assembled at Hathin Block Samiti ground in Hathin, a subdivisional town in the district, today to chalk out the strategy of protest in connection with the death of a youth under mysterious circumstances a few days ago.


Keep promises made to farmers: IYC tells govt
Gurgaon, October 20
The Indian Youth Congress cautioned the NDA government and the ruling INLD in Haryana to desist from anti-farmer policy. It warned of intensifying agitation against the two if they did not take corrective measures.

Youth fest a soothing salve for Jhajjar sore
Jhajjar, October 20
Amid heightened tension following the lynching of five persons in Dulina by a frenzied mob, the three-day Rohtak Zone Youth Festival came as a breath of fresh air and helped in scaling down passions with its sheer secular character. The festival concluded here on Saturday.

Nirankari Baba Hardev Singhji Mahnaraj, his mother and spouse blessing the 25 couples who tied the knot at a simple ceremony
Nirankari Baba Hardev Singhji Maharaj, his mother and spouse blessing the 25 couples who tied the knot at a simple ceremony organised by Sant Nirankari Mission.

Cleanliness drive proves a stinker
Faridabad, October 20
There appears to be no effect of the ‘two-week-old special cleanliness drive’ concluded here recently as heaps of garbage could be noticed in many parts of the town with the civic body officials unmoved.

Holistic excellence through spiritual wisdom
Rewari, October 20
Om Shanti Retreat Centre, Brahma Kumaris’ educational complex for higher learning, is a new sister institution of the Praja Pita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya (Mount Abu, Rajasthan). It is fast developing into a life-elevating academy for men, women and children from all walks of life.

Noida to allot land to farmers soon
Noida, October 20
The Chief Executive Officer of Noida, Mr D. S. Bains, has ordered his staff to complete all formalities for the allotment 10 per cent statutory land to farmers within two months.

Mission’s aims outlined
New Delhi, October 20
Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj, head of the Sawan Kirpal Ruhani Mission - Science of Spirituality and president of the World Council of Religions, gave a spiritual talk to a mammoth gathering at Paras grounds in Kalkaji on Friday.

Primary teachers to launch stir if transferred
Rohtak, October 20
The Government Primary Teachers' Union has threatened to launch an agitation if the teachers appointed or transferred to Rohtak after January 1, 1995 were transferred to other districts by force in the name of having surplus teachers.

  • Seminar on institutes
  • 584 cases settled

Road named after Acharya Shree Tulsi
New Delhi, October 20
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today named the 12-kilometre stretch of road from Andheria Mod to Gurgaon Border as Acharya Shree Tulsi Marg. Acharya Shree Tulsi was the acharya of the Tera cult of Jain religion. A simple function was organised near Andheria Mod in which Mrs Jaishree Panwar, Mayor of Delhi, Mr Satbeer Singh, Chairman, Education Committee of MCD, and Mr Ashok Jain, Deputy Chairman of Standing Committee, and prominent disciples of Jain religion were present.

  • IGNOU tie-up
  • Eye specialists’ conference

Highway robbery — The new name of the game
Rohtak, October 20
Three armed miscreants snatched a car at gun-point and shot dead one of its occupants when he resisted their attempt near Kharkara village on National Highway 10 on Saturday. According to information, Mr Manish Sanghi, resident of Model Town in Delhi, accompanied by his servant, Laturan Shah, hailing from Bihar, was going in his car from Delhi to Hisar.

  • Women try to dupe jeweller

Three who shot and looted factory manager nabbed
Noida, October 20
The Noida police have arrested three criminals, who were part of the gang that murdered a factory assistant manager, Ravinder, and looted Rs 5.50 lakh in Sector 8 here on October 7. The police have also recovered Rs 48,000 of the looted money from the arrested persons, according to City SP Vijay Bhushan.

Boy gets stabbed as his horse licks drunkard
New Delhi, October 20
A 15-year old boy was stabbed to death by an inebriated person when the boy’s horse accidentally licked the person. The victim, Rakesh, along with his friends Suraj and Sumit, all in the same age group, went to Sadar Bazar market in Rakesh father’s tonga to get fodder for the horse.

  • Rickshaw-puller fires at shopkeeper


Verma to interact with industrialists
Gurgaon, October 20
The Union Minister of Labour, Dr Sahib Singh Verma, will interact with the industrialists of Gurgaon in a programme being organised by the Gurgaon Industrial Association here on October 22.

A consumer-friendly solution for publishing digital photos on CD
INNACLE Systems Inc, a leader in digital video content creation tools, has announced the launch of Pinnacle Expression, a complete consumer-friendly solution for publishing digital photos and videos on CD and DVD.

  • T-shirts in 200 designs
  • Magic to remove acne
  • Electric kitchen chimney
  • Refined oil with fresh tech
  • Multi-functional telephones
  • For the sound of cinema
  • Mayonnaise with less fat
  • Unstainable shirts
  • Jeans outlet in Khan Market
  • Connecting computers
  • Shoes with a drive
  • Buy shoes, watch World Cup
  • New range of speakers
  • Wall tiles that release ‘qi’
  • Suits for executives
  • Home appliances for Diwali

Parents’ concerns find voice at seminars in Capital
MOTHER'S Pride organised seminars on child development issues with more than 1,000 parents. These sessions were held in the Pitampura, Punjabi Bagh and Paschim Vihar branches. Queries related to parenting were answered, like whether a child should be punished and what is the role of the father in a child’s formative years.

Seminars on child development issues were held at Mother’s Pride with more than 1,000 parents participating.
Seminars on child development issues were held at Mother’s Pride with more than 1,000 parents participating
  • Principal awarded
  • Annual Day

  • Water Harvesting

  • Parent support

  • Honing skills

Religion provides moral guidance
HE festival of Navratri was celebrated this month with great devotion and joy throughout the country. These celebrations were observed with the divine purpose of receiving the grace of the Almighty. On the 10th day was Dasehra, the day that denotes the success of good over evil. These festivities symbolise our deep faith in God and religion serves as an essential means to gain true wisdom.

Salwan Boys School keep Parle Cup
New Delhi, October 20
Salwan Boys School beat Hans Raj Model School by 122 runs to retain the Parle Cup Inter-School Under-17 Cricket Tournament title for the third year in a row at the Bharat Nagar ground.

The Salwan Boys School team, who won the third Parle Cup Cricket Tournament, with the trophy.
The Salwan Boys School team, who won the third Parle Cup Cricket Tournament, with the trophy

Shastri Club drub Collegians
New Delhi, October 20
Shastri Club drubbed Collegians 2-0 in an A Division Super League match of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Open Clubs Football League Championship at Ambedkar Stadium on Sunday. After a barren first half, Shastri Club opened the account through Amit Gurang in the 37th minute when he headed home, off a cross from inside left Michel from the left flank.

UCS, Rohtak, win CBSE TT tourney for girls
Rohtak, October 20
University Campus School, Rohtak, won the overall championship for girls in the CBSE Cluster IX Table Tennis tournament which concluded recently at Summer Fields School Gurgaon. Blue Bells Modern School Gurgaon won the overall championship for boys.

Allahabad High Court lift cricket title
New Delhi, October 20
A remarkable all-round performance by Vijay Singh, who scored an unbeaten 49 and claimed two wickets for 18 runs and 54 by Virender Upadhyay helped Allahabad High Court beat Mumbai High Court by 90 runs and lift the 14th All-India Advocates’ Cricket Tournament title at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground on Sunday.

CRPF sportspersons excel in Asiad
New Delhi, October 20
Dr Trinath Mishra, Director-General of the Central Reserve Police Force, has congratulated the force’s sportspersons for their excellent performance in the recently concluded 14th Asian Games at Busan in South Korea.


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